15th Istanbul Art Biennial: Artists in Istanbul grapple with migration
Volkan Aslan, Video: Home, Sweet Home.
Ayla Jean Yackley features artistic positions around the refugee crisis in the frame of the 15th Istanbul Biennial on Al-monitor. The works of Volkan Aslan, Olaf Metzel, Mahmoud Obaidi and Victor Leguy are the focus of Yackleys descriptions of migration-topics in the official program of the Biennial. The exhibition “Welcome to Homeland” by Halil Altındere and the Mahalla Festival are mentioned as central activities of the Biennial’s Parallel events.
Murmuration refers to the phenomenon that results when hundreds, sometimes thousands, of birds fly in swooping, intricately coordinated patterns through the sky.
Murmuration looks also back on the migration movements of the 20th century in the interplay of international relations.